• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2556

    AUDEMARS PIGUET. A FINE AND VERY RARE PLATINUM AND STAINLESS STEEL LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELET

    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIÈME PERPÉTUEL AUTOMATIQUE MODEL, NO. 7/25, CASE NO. D-41977, CIRCA 1992

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AUDEMARS PIGUET. A FINE AND VERY RARE PLATINUM AND STAINLESS STEEL LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND BRACELET
    SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK QUANTIÈME PERPÉTUEL AUTOMATIQUE MODEL, NO. 7/25, CASE NO. D-41977, CIRCA 1992
    Cal. 2120/4 automatic movement, 38 jewels, pierced rotor with 21k gold rim, blue Tuscany textured dial, applied baton numerals, four subsidiary dials for day, date, month and moon phases, luminous hands, stainless steel tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, platinum octagonal bezel with eight screws, glazed display back secured by eight screws, stainless steel and platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial, and movement signed
    39 mm. wide; overall length approximately 188 mm.
    US$20,000-40,000


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Although Audemars Piguet introduced its first perpetual calendar Royal Oak in 1984, twelve years after the introduction of the original Royal Oak in 1972, it was not until recent years that the model has become a standard production piece.

    The example offered here was part of a small limited edition dating from approximately 1992 and is one of the most desirable combinations of the reference 25686: a handsome Tuscany blue textured dial and very wearable stainless steel case fitted with a platinum bezel. Numbered 7 of 25, this piece one of the more rare and unusual limited edition Royal Oak perpetual calendars.